Angelina Jolie is finally planning to give in to Brad Pitt's plea for marriage. The couple are planning to seal the deal to squash recent rumours of their supposed troubled relationship.

A close friend of the couple said: "Usually it's Brad who wants to talk marriage. But this time it was Angie. An aide sent them all the Press clippings about their 'relationship problems' and Angelina said it was probably best if they married to put an end to those stories. Brad's face lit up - he was thrilled."

Reports have been claiming Brad had recently been in close contact with his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, which sparked Angelina's fury - but the friend denied this.

The couple have even earmarked New Orleans for their wedding, which could be happening by the end of the summer. Their six children would obviously be involved "in a big way", the friend added.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to finally wed [Mirror]